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About the Course

Calculus is one of the grandest achievements of human thought, explaining everything from planetary orbits to the optimal size of a city to the periodicity of a heartbeat. This brisk course covers the core ideas of single-variable Calculus with emphases on conceptual understanding and applications. The course is ideal for students beginning in the engineering, physical, and social sciences. Distinguishing features of the course include: 1) the introduction and use of Taylor series and approximations from the beginning; 2) a novel synthesis of discrete and continuous forms of Calculus; 3) an emphasis on the conceptual over the computational; and 4) a clear, dynamic, unified approach. In this second part--part two of five--we cover derivatives, differentiation rules, linearization, higher derivatives, optimization, differentials, and differentiation operators....

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Feb 18, 2018

So much fun, and hits all sorts of things I'd always wanted to know. The homework took me a long time, so I didn't get to watch all the bonus lectures, but the ones I did were really interesting.


Feb 17, 2017

Not a class for someone with no calculus experience. However, if you have some calculus knowledge it will deepen your knowledge more than any other MOOC I have found. Truly a great course.

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By Rohit B

Feb 08, 2017

Best course on calculus ever

By Jorge A

Nov 28, 2016

Great !! It was a challenge

By thanhthanh2502

Sep 07, 2018

The content

is very useful

By Clay C

Jun 24, 2018

Thanks for the great help!

By Patricia B

Jul 11, 2017

Best calculus course ever.

By Paul D

Mar 19, 2016

Very engaging and helpful.

By 余煊年

Oct 02, 2016

Thanks for the professor.

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May 01, 2016


By Hemant K A

Feb 08, 2016

Thanks for a good course.

By Arjun S

May 18, 2020

Absolutely great course!

By Rubina S

Oct 02, 2020

Interesting and helpful

By Sajna s K

Oct 02, 2020

Good class and exercise

By Noe G S G

May 21, 2016

You need to work hard.

By Ariel P C R

May 22, 2019

weno, bonito y barato

By Deleted A

Mar 31, 2020

This was really fun!

By Lau C C C

Apr 21, 2018

thank you very much

By Rocky S

Oct 17, 2019

Very explanative!

By Weiqi L

Sep 12, 2017

Good instruction!

By Om P C

Aug 28, 2020

Very good course

By Kang-Milung M

Apr 20, 2020

Very good course

By Pedro R

Apr 20, 2019

excellent course

By Taha Y B

May 15, 2018

Excellent course


Mar 11, 2016


By Erdenetuya

May 13, 2016

good explain it

By Ajay S

Jun 21, 2020